REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)
Christ with a Staff1661
Oil on canvas, 95 x 83 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catalogue number: Bredius 629.
This painting is a workshop product. It has considerable quality and a contribution by Rembrandt to the execution of the face is assumed. The subject of the painting is also disputed. St James the Less, one of the twelve apostles, has been considered the subject of the painting by several scholars.